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Spy Chief Quits in Political Storm

October 22, 2000|From Times Wire Reports

Argentine spy agency chief Fernando de Santibanes, who has been named in a bribery scandal, resigned after coming under fire for criticizing the ruling coalition. De Santibanes quit under pressure from within the Alliance government after a newspaper interpreted comments he made as a call for President Fernando De la Rua to ditch his left-leaning coalition partner, the Frepaso party. On Wednesday, a government auditor accused De Santibanes of hiding official cash from an investigation into bribes allegedly paid to opposition senators.

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